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Snocross team awards THHS senior scholarship

Two Harbors juniors Andrew Hulst (left) and Wyatt Haugan check out the inside of the Amsoil snocross race team's side-by-side vehicle during a visit to Two Harbors High School on Friday, Nov. 22. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)1 / 2
Two Harbors senior Brandon Lousberry shows off the $200 scholarship he was awarded by Steve Schuering and the Amsoil Snocross team Nov. 22. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)2 / 2

The day before Thanksgiving is a pretty mundane day at most schools, but last week at Two Harbor High School the Amsoil Snocross race team made the day anything but common for several classes.

Team owner Steve Scheuring brought the race team, complete with the mobile shop, side-by-side vehicle and snowmobile to the school and spoke to students from Mike Fitzpatrick's shop classes as well as several other classes. Schuering's presentation demonstrated to the crowd the importance of engineering, physics and other subjects in building a successful race team.

Schuering also stressed the value of a positive attitude and told the students he wouldn't hire anyone he believed to have a bad attitude. Scheuring said grades and coursework are important, but coming to work every day and being a positive influence in the shop and on the race course are much more important when he considers hiring an employee.

The Amsoil Snocross team visits THHS each year just before the Amsoil Duluth National at Spirit Mountain. Schuering provided passes for a students interested in going to the event. Students also toured the team's mobile shop and lounge the team.. Not only is there a work space to perform maintenance and repairs to the vehicles, there is also a lounge for team members to relax in between events.

Schuering presented a $200 scholarship to senior Brandon Lounsberry as part of their visit. Fitzpatrick said the senior was chosen to receive the scholarship because of his hard work and positive attitude during class.

"Brandon is one of the most responsible students I have," Fitzpatrick said. "He comes in here every day with a good attitude and gets his work done."

Lounsberry, an offensive lineman on the Two Harbors football team, said he plans to continue his education next fall at Lake Superior College in Duluth.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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